Monday, October 27, 2008

Longlivelongrides

We did lots of fun stuff this weekend. Friday I headed up to State College where I met with a few professors, did some scavenging, paid a quick visit to Freeze Thaw, and perused the farmer’s market. Sparky was sporting the new Freeze Thaw wool cap …so classy. They also recently started carrying Alchemy Goods , a company that makes stuff from used bike tubes such as bags, belts, purses, wallets, and other miscellaneous accessories. (photo: The Kelso Squat)

Maggie and her friend Dave came down from NYC for a quick weekend visit. Maggie and I were housemates as undergrads at the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) and have remained the closest of friends through all these years ...coaching each other through life's ups and downs.

Water woes put a damper on Saturday's events. Heavy rains cancelled our plans to ride and broken drain pipes kept us from life's essentials ...such as personal hygiene and discharging effluent. Thanks again Ange for the shower!

Saturday night we went around the corner to the Weinberg Center to see the Capitol Steps ….I believe we were the only people in the audience who did not belong to the AARP. Bitter political satire set to a collection of Broadway tunes made for an entertaining evening. Equally as entertaining, Maggie and Dave examined Matt's 32 stitches that are soon to come out. Jeff refused to look. Nasty Gash! Get well soon Matt!













Sunday morning we awoke to clear blue skies and crisp fall air. Jeff was feeling a bit sick and therefore pulled the plug on his orginal plans to race down in Virginia. Maggie, Dave, Jeff and I set off for the Watershed on a nice long ride. Hillary even caught up with us just as we were about to head down Super Sweet. I think Maggie had a good time overall …turns out SuperSweet is not her favorite trail.

Miss you Maggie!


(photo: don't f@#! with this gate)

In other news...
This past weekend the 2008 Collegiate MTB National Championship was hosted by Lees-McRae College (LMC) down in Banner Elk, NC. Although LMC put up a good fight, Fort Lewis College ultimately won the team omnium by a narrow margin. Topping the women's XC podium, the east coast ladies held their own.

Division I Cross Country Results

1) Carla Swart - Lees-McRae College
2) Jamie Dinkins - University of Tennessee
3) Eszter Horanyi - Univeristy of Colorado
4) Teal Stetson Lee - Fort Lewis College
5) Sage Wilderman - Fort Lewis College
6) Chloe Forsman - University of Arizona

(taken from usacycling.com)

3 comments:

Dana C said...

anna! call me next time you're in state college!!

mikejoos said...

Kelso squat!?! bikerfox dose something similar but he jumps over the bars in that position. Might be some copyright issues?

Anna said...

Bikerfox! It was actually Dana's boyfriend, Joe, who introduced me to Bikerfox. Funny small world.

Oh, and Dana, I can't wait to see your new place. I'll definitely give you a call next time I'm in town!